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|Jul-10-17|| ||tuttifrutty: Le is the only US player...|
|Jul-10-17|| ||botvinnik64: Ha-ha! Naiditsch is the only Azeri...|
|Jul-10-17|| ||Keyser Soze: Malakhov is the only Russian...|
|Jul-11-17|| ||Imran Iskandar: Ponomariov is the only former (classical) World Champion...|
|Jul-11-17|| ||ketchuplover: Le might be the only Vietnamese player|
|Jul-11-17|| ||tamar: Planet Ivanchuk sent only one player|
|Jul-11-17|| ||cro777: The tournament has some of the toughest anti-draw rules: |
– no draw offers are allowed (only theoretical draws or with the agreement of the arbiter),
- if the players draw by repetition within 15 moves they have to start the game again. If they draw by repetition in 15 moves again both players lose!
It seems that even the toughest rules are not enough. We’ve only seen three wins in 15 games.
|Jul-12-17|| ||Imran Iskandar: <cro777: ...if the players draw by repetition within 15 moves they have to start the game again. If they draw by repetition in 15 moves again both players lose!>|
Why not just have both players lose if they repeat within 15 moves in their first game?
|Jul-12-17|| ||WannaBe: Tough anti-draw rules must be working, shortest draw is 26 moves. =))|
|Jul-13-17|| ||HeMateMe: <- if the players draw by repetition within 15 moves they have to start the game again. If they draw by repetition in 15 moves again both players lose!>|
that should just be SOP in FIDE and the USCF.
|Jul-13-17|| ||Imran Iskandar: A good race is developing between Wei and Ding.|
|Jul-13-17|| ||Pedro Fernandez: "Muy interesante <cro>, pero la muestra no es suficiente para sacar una conclusión estadística definitiva."|
|Jul-13-17|| ||Pedro Fernandez: Very interesting <cro>, but the sample is not enough to draw a definitive statistical conclusion.|
|Jul-14-17|| ||cro777: <Pedro> Of course that's only an observation that may or may not be reliable.|
Nadie prueba la profundidad del río con ambos pies. Hace falta un punto de apoyo en tierra firme, nos da seguridad.
|Jul-15-17|| ||Pedro Fernandez: Yeah <cro777>.|
|Jul-15-17|| ||Marmot PFL: I'm convinced Wei Yi has all the talent needed to contend for the world title. Now in the top 15, and by far the youngest in that group.|
|Jul-15-17|| ||Imran Iskandar: Wei Yi is simply outthinking his opponents.
|Jul-15-17|| ||cro777: A visit to the Danzhou Tropical Botanical Garden during the rest day.|
One of the most popular sites in Danzhou is Hainan Tropical Wildlife Park and Botanical Garden, which contains several thousand rare species from all four corners of the planet.
The players in an intimate encounter with nature in the "tropical plant kingdom":
|Jul-15-17|| ||jith1207: <All four corners of the planet> Number of pizza corners in new York city would overtake that count xD|
Thanks for the link.
Ding Liren played against Ivanchuk today. I thought he played fully drunk. Now I realise he probably got bitten by a mysterious species of insect in the botanical garden.
|Jul-15-17|| ||jith1207: Hey chess elite, Make Wei for Yi. He is in Elite GM category officially, having set to cross ELO 2760 by end of this tournament. Hope to see him being invited for more super tournaments next year and can't wait for that. Hope he gains confidence and showcase consistency against the very top.|
Happy for the very healthy competition in ELO 2650 - 2750 category too.
|Jul-17-17|| ||mprodrigues: Lu Shanglei is by no means a bad player, but he lost all his games against fellow chinese players and drew the others, might be that they just know his game all too well, but it sure is fishy.|
|Jul-17-17|| ||markz: <mprodrigues: Lu Shanglei is by no means a bad player, but he lost all his games against fellow chinese players and drew the others, might be that they just know his game all too well, but it sure is fishy.>|
I don't think so. Lu rating is 2638, lost 4 drew 4 so far. Malakhov is 2722, also lost 4 drew 4. Do you really think Lu should play better than Matakhov? Any good reason?
|Jul-17-17|| ||WorstPlayerEver: <markz>
U giv reason 1st before ask
|Jul-17-17|| ||markz: <WorstPlayerEver: <markz>
U giv reason 1st before ask>
I gave reason already. Can you read?
My reason: Lu rating is 2638, Malakhov is 2722. Normally, Malakhov should play better than Lu.
My question: Do you really have any good reason to think Lu should play better than Malakhov, who lost 4 drew 4 also? Why do you think Lu's results (lost 4 drew 4) is fishy?
|Jul-17-17|| ||mprodrigues: <markz> no no no, you got it all wrong, I'm not saying he losing 4 games and drawing 4 is fishy, that is perfectly normal and actually could happen to any of them, what I'm saying is that he lost to all chinese players and only to them and drew against the others, which is kind of reminiscent of old soviet russia way of fixing matches. Also I said that it might simply be that the other chinese players just know him too well, but it piqued my curiosity nonetheless.|
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